Jonathan Yardley, book critic for the Washington Post, wrote an occasional column about books he remembered fondly but hadn't re-read in some time. Second Readings is the anthology collecting these columns.
This book took me a while to read, mostly because I haven't read even half the books Yardley talks about. I think I've read only 10 of the books Yardley reviewed. Ouch. It made for hard reading because a) if it sounded good, I didn't want to spoil the book for later, and b) I didn't have an opinion to contrast (and I don't think we have overlapping taste).
Still, a good book in general and I found a number of things to add to my TBR.